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The Corpus Hermeticum




All this befell me from my Mind, that is Man−Shepherd, Word (Logos) of all masterhood, by whom being 
God−inspired I came unto the Plain of Truth. Wherefore with all my soul and strength thanksgiving give I 

unto Father−God.


31. Holy art Thou, O God, the universals' Father.



Holy art Thou, O God, whose Will perfects itself by means of its own Powers.


Holy art Thou, O God, who willeth to be known and art known by Thine own.


Holy art Thou,who didst by Word (Logos) make to consist the things that are.



Holy art Thou, of whom All−nature hath been made an image.


Holy art Thou, whose Form Nature hath never made.


Holy art Thou, more powerful than all power.



Holy art Thou, transcending all pre−eminence.


Holy Thou art, Thou better than all praise.


Accept my reason's offerings pure, from soul and heart for aye stretched up to Thee, O Thou unutterable, 

unspeakable, Whose Name naught but the Silence can express.


32. Give ear to me who pray that I may ne'er of Gnosis fail, [Gnosis] which is our common being's nature;

and fill me with Thy Power, and with this Grace [of Thine], that I may give the Light to those in ignorance of 

the Race, my Brethren, and Thy Sons.


For this cause I believe, and I bear witness; I go to Life and Light. Blessed art Thou, O Father. Thy Man 

would holy be as Thou art holy, e'en as Thou gave him Thy full authority [to be].


II. To Asclepius



1. Hermes: All that is moved, Asclepius, is it not moved in something and by something? 


Asclepius: Assuredly.



H: And must not that in which it's moved be greater than the moved?


A: It must.


H: Mover, again, has greater power than moved?



A: It has, of course.


H: The nature, furthermore, of that in which it's moved must be quite other from the nature of the moved? 


A: It must completely.





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